Toymakers Shop - Making Birdhouse Ornaments Form Salvaged Wood


Handmade Wooden Birdhouse Ornaments and Blocks For Bird House Ornaments From Salvaged Wood
Handmade Wooden Birdhouse Ornaments and Blocks For Bird House Ornaments From Salvaged Wood

On top of this pile of blocks are some of the birdhouse ornaments I cut from pine blocks I glued up from some cut-offs. Below the ornaments are blocks I glued up or cut from some table legs my grandson and I picked up on our walk around the neighborhood.


Gluing and Clamping Blocks For Bird House Ornaments From Salvaged Wood
Gluing and Clamping Blocks For Bird House Ornaments From Salvaged Wood

Clamps Clamps and more clamps, how many clamps do you need to make the birdhouse ornaments. Zero if can buy the ready-made stock the correct size. Here, I am using wood I salvaged from furniture and cut-offs that would otherwise go into the kindling bucket or trash. In a production run, you need many clamps. I have a lot of clamps, but not as many small ones to make a large batch.


Making stock (blocks) for bird ornaments. Blocks are 1-1/2 x 3 inches. I had more wood, but I was running out of places to put them. It's incredible how many clamps you need for such small pieces of wood.

I needed two clamps, in some cases three, to keep the pieces aligned and two clamps to hold the wood pieces tightly together.  PVA glues do not bond well unless the parts are under pressure.


Gluing and Clamping Blocks For Bird House Ornaments From Salvaged Wood
Gluing and Clamping Blocks For Bird House Ornaments From Salvaged Wood


How many clamps do you need? All you have room to store.

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